Stephen M. Pepper is a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP. He advises clients on the antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. He has wide-ranging experience with the antitrust pre-acquisition reporting requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act, including HSR Act implications of complex transactions involving private equity firms and hedge funds. He frequently advises clients on global merger clearance strategy for international transactions, including the coordination of international merger control filings and clearance efforts. Stephen has obtained antitrust clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and foreign merger control authorities for transactions in a variety of industries, including healthcare, telecom and media, engineering, electronics, software, semiconductor equipment, chemicals, retail stores, food and beverage, banking, publishing, and consulting.